Raffles Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in Poland earlier this month. Raffles Europejski Warsaw is located in the neo-renaissance palace built by Enrico Marconi, renowned as a Grand Dame of European hotels during the 19th century. The property compromises 106 rooms and suites featuring blackened oak floors, contemporary Polish art, a corner library and sleek marble-clad bathrooms with Art Deco touches. The hotel will offer a variety of culinary options, including the Europejski Grill, The Long Bar and The Humidor, and features the Raffles Spa with six treatment rooms, a gym, complete with Technogym™ and an upstream indoor swimming pool.
The Hotel Europejski was returned to its rightful pre-war owners in 2005, and Julien Barbotin-Larrieu, representing the owning company, H.E.S.A., explained their choice of Raffles to manage the property: “With Raffles at the helm of the hotel, a brand synonymous with heritage and luxury, whose own illustrious history began just thirty years after the Europejski’s with the iconic Raffles Singapore, we feel confident about bringing a new level of luxury to Warsaw; one that is as much about the cultural experience as the comfort. Our aim is to provide a real sense of place, allowing guests to understand the soul of Poland by immersing themselves in the art, the gastronomy and the history which they will be surrounded with, on a level as yet unsurpassed in the capital.”
Jeannette Ho, Vice President, Raffles Brand & Strategic Partnerships, AccorHotels Luxury Brands, comments: “I am delighted to be opening the iconic Raffles Europejski Warsaw, such a landmark in this capital city, to which we will bring the legendary Raffles service, known for its benchmark standard across the globe, as well as a series of gastronomic delights, conference facilities and an impressive spa.”
Raffles Europejski Warsaw joins 11 Raffles Hotels & Resorts around the world as well as hotels under development such as Raffles London, Raffles Boston Back Bay and Raffles The Palm Dubai.